PLASMA THERAPY (PRP) FOR SKIN REJUVENATION AND HAIR LOSS
Using your own blood cells for repairing the skin is a pioneering new treatment in medical skincare. Used in medicine for the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints with great success for many years, research has shown that Plasma treatment (PRP) can also heal and restore the skin.
Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special proteins or ‘growth factors’ that support cell growth. PRP is produced by isolating the plasma from your own blood, then concentrating it in a specially designed centrifuge. The harvested PRP is then injected in to the areas requiring treatment.
Using plasma can be a stand-alone treatment or in combination with micro needling treatment or fractional laser resurfacing. To speed up a recovery time, Dermalux light therapy is recommended afterwards.
Which areas can be treated?
The benefits for facial rejuvenation has caused some widespread interest. This is because of the anti-ageing and regenerative results it can produce. Once injected back into the skin, the platelets release their growth factors, which stimulates the cells. This triggers the surrounding cells to reproduce, this results in increased volume and rejuvenated skin.
Facial conditions treated:
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Crow’s feet
- Dark under eye circles
- Tightening the skin
- Toning the skin
- To add mile collagen to the skin
Plasma has now emerged as a potential effective treatment for hair conditions including hair loss, both thinning hair, alopecia and male pattern baldness.
The growth factors in plasma can hugely benefit people suffering from hair loss and is able to stimulate hair growth. The growth factors play the role of messengers, signalling skin cells to function. When placing growth factors in the hair follicles, they help stimulate activity. This then promotes hair growth and encourages the rejuvenation of follicles. They also extend the growth cycle of the hair. To treat hair loss and alopecia using blood plasma, the platelets are injected into parts of the scalp which are lacking hair, acting on hair follicles to stimulate new hairs to grow and to improve blood supply around the follicles.
What does the Plasma Treatment involve?
Firstly, we will extract a small blood sample from the patient’s arm, usually about 4-5 tea spoons worth. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge at high speed for a few minutes. This separates the red blood cells from the platelet rich plasma. A sterile syringe is then used to withdraw only the platelet-rich plasma from the sample.The Plasma is then injected into the problem areas of the skin.
The whole procedure is non-invasive and only involves injections into the target areas. As a result, the procedure requires practically no healing time and also offers little to no side effects.
Are there any risks or precautions?
As Platelets come from the patient’s blood, it means that allergic reactions or adverse reactions are incredibly rare. The side effects of this procedure are from the injections themselves. Around the injections site, there might be some redness, bruising and swelling. The injection sites will usually feel tender after the procedure and they usually settle within a few days’ post-treatment. As there isn’t any downtime, patients can continue their life as normal after undergoing the treatment.
All treatments will require a consultation, during this consultation we will discuss the aim of treatment and recommend the number of treatments we would advise in order to achieve your goal.
You should not have this treatment if you have a coexisting medical condition which affects the way your blood clots or if you have low platelet levels. It is also not advisable to have the treatment if you take blood-thinning medication or have any significant infection either on your scalp or elsewhere at the time of the procedure. Having significant anaemia or certain forms of cancer may also preclude you from receiving this treatment.
You should avoid smoking, anti-inflammatory and steroid medications before and during the treatment period.
This treatment is administered by a dedicated injectable specialist and qualified nurse prescriber; Claire Kirsty. She holds level 7 Masters in Aesthetics and is CQC registered (Quality Care Commision). She is also a trainer for Cosmetic Courses (one of the UK’s leading training providers and the longest established provider of Botox training and dermal fillers, led by Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Adrian Richards). Claire is available at our clinic every Tuesday and Thursday as well as one Saturday a month.
1 treatment £350
Course of 3 treatments £900
PLASMA TREATMENT AT GLANCE
Consultation: Free 30min consultation with £20 reservation fee (deductible from the treatment)
Procedure Time: 30min -45min depending on the skin area
Specialist: Injectable Nurse Claire Kirsty
Recovery Time: Minimal